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The location of Castleton









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Castleton.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Castleton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Castleton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Castleton and extending to:

  • Rutland [Map], which is the Seat of Rutland County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Castleton to Rutland, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 381 miles [613.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,543 miles [8,920.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,259 miles [10,072.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,135 miles [6,654.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Castleton ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Castleton.

While the name Castleton is unique within Vermont, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Vermont

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Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Castleton, Gunnison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Castleton, Kankakee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kankakee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Castleton, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the West.

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Castleton, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West Southwest.

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Castleton, Reno County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the West.

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Castleton, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the South Southwest.

New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Castleton, Rensselaer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rensselaer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Castleton   [Map]

Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the West.

South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Castleton, Pennington County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Grand County

Our profile page for Castleton, Grand County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the West.

Virginia

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Castleton, Rappahannock County   [Map]

Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castleton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blissville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Castleton   [Map]

Crystal Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Fair Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Florence   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grays Corner (NY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ira   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pinnacle Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Raceville (NY)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ransomvale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rutland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Stacy Crossroads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sugarwood Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Castleton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Calvin Coolidge     (John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.)

30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (Vermont) on Thursday July 4, 1872 and died in Northampton (Massachusetts) on Thursday January 5, 1933 at an age of 60. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont) [Map].

Plymouth [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Castleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<9>

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Rutland [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Castleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castleton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Castleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6106, Longitude: -73.1798     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Castleton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.084 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.027 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.918 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Castleton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Castleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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